Posted on Tuesday, 23 Mar 2021
The Toyota Cheetahs captain, Ruan Pienaar, has expressed his desire to continue playing rugby. At 37 years old, Pienaar is one of the older players in South Africa and there have even been suggestions that he would be hanging up his boots soon.
A few weeks ago, the Toyota Cheetahs coach, Hawies Fourie, indicated that he is in the process of negotiating a contract extension with Pienaar.
Pienaar told OFM Sport that while he still has a desire to play rugby he will continue to do so.
Like you've seen with CJ (Stander) - retiring at 30, he says a rugby player will know when his time is finished and he has had enough. It probably came quite early in his career.
I'm quite a few years older than him, but I must say that I still enjoy waking up in the morning, training and all the challenges that come with preparing for games.
As long as I have that and still have the enjoyment factor, I will go as long as I possibly can.
Of course, you want to add value and still feel like when you play on a Saturday you are the best in your position.
As long as I've got those things in place and I still enjoy it, then hopefully I can carry on playing a little bit longer.
Meanwhile, on Sunday the Toyota Cheetahs will host the Eastern Province Elephants in their final game of the Kick-off Series.
@MorganPiek OFM Sport